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Learn more about the du Pont family and the history of American 19th-century industrialization at the Hagley Museum and Library. The museum itself is a series of buildings built in the 1880s over 235 acres. Explore the estate home to five generations of Du Ponts. The original Du Pont Company mills which manufactured gunpowder between 1802 and 1921. Visit the Steam Engine House, Machine Shop, Quarry, and the homes of gunpowder workers and their families. From past to present, the DuPont Science and Discovery exhibit examines the company’s innovative products such as elements in a space suit, race cars and fire proof protection. There is an admission fee.


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